NOVA; Sex and the Single Rhino
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- Sex and the Single Rhino
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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As the human population explodes exponentially, the number of animal species is plummeting just as dramatically. Conservationists are faced with the forbidding challenge of deciding which creatures are most threatened and what can be done to save them. Ulysses Seal, chairman of the World Wide Captive Breeding Group of the World Conservation Union, uses a computer technique called "population viability analysis" to work out how quickly animals will become extinct if nothing is done. Betsy Dresser of the Cincinnati Zoo is creating the world's first frozen zoo - a facility that utilizes in vitro fertilization and cryogenics to preserve rare animal embryos.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Sex and the Single Rhino,” 10/09/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 22, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_871FB44E03A646EEBDC6B3558C465404.
- MLA: “NOVA; Sex and the Single Rhino.” 10/09/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 22, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_871FB44E03A646EEBDC6B3558C465404>.
- APA: NOVA; Sex and the Single Rhino. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_871FB44E03A646EEBDC6B3558C465404